However you should note that the supply of information under the Freedom of Information Act does not give the recipient or organisation that receives it the automatic right to re-use it in any way that would infringe copyright. This includes, for example, making multiple copies, publishing and issuing copies to the public. Permission to re-use the information must be obtained in advance from the Controller of HMSO who has responsibility for the licensing of Crown copyright material. For further details on how to apply for a licence please see: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/click-use/index.htm
The Department receives and answers an array of FOI requests each year. In this section you will find examples of the type of requests received and answers given.